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Microgeneration in the Historic Environment

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This guidance is intended for householders and other building owners considering installing microgeneration equipment on their property, which may affect the historic environment.  It is also aimed at those, including local authority development control planners and building control staff and their historic environment advisers, involved in control of householder planning applications and building control approvals. We will use it to guide our own responses to consultations referred to us by local authorities.

Alongside this detailed statement, we have produced a wide range of practical guidance on installing renewable energy equipment and have committed to further research and publications on wider climate change issues, as well as a research project on improving energy-saving in traditional homes.

Whilst some of the references in this document may now be out-of-date, English Heritage believes this document still contains useful advice and case studies and our policy approach remains broadly unchanged. 

We are in the process of revising this publication:

  • to reflect changes resulting from the NPPF and other Government initiatives
  • to incorporate new information and advice on changes to Permitted Development

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Under Revision
  • Product Code: 51391


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